Clopidogrel Medicine

Significant WARNING: 
Clopidogrel must be changed to a functioning structure in your body with the goal that it can treat your condition. A few people don't change clopidogrel to its dynamic structure in the body just as others. Since the medicine doesn't fill in too in these individuals, they might be at a higher danger of having a coronary failure or stroke. There are tests accessible to distinguish individuals who experience difficulty changing clopidogrel to a functioning structure. Converse with your primary care physician about whether you ought to be tried. In the event that you are found to experience issues changing over clopidogrel to its dynamic structure, your primary care physician may change your portion of clopidogrel or instruct you not to take clopidogrel.

Your primary care physician or drug specialist will give you the producer's patient data sheet (Medication Guide) when you start treatment with clopidogrel and each time you reorder your medicine. Peruse the data cautiously and ask your PCP or drug specialist in the event that you have any inquiries. You can likewise visit the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) site ( or the producer's site to get the Medication Guide.

Converse with your primary care physician about the dangers of taking clopidogrel.

For what reason is this drug recommended? 
Clopidogrel is utilized alone or with ibuprofen to forestall genuine or perilous issues with the heart and veins in individuals who have had a stroke, coronary episode, or extreme chest torment. This incorporates individuals who have percutaneous coronary intercession (PCI; angioplasty; a sort of heart medical procedure) that may include embeddings coronary stents (metal cylinders precisely positioned in stopped up veins to improve blood stream) or who have coronary supply route sidestep joining (CABG; a kind of heart medical procedure). Clopidogrel is additionally used to forestall genuine or perilous issues with the heart and veins in individuals who have fringe blood vessel illness (poor dissemination in the veins that gracefully blood to the legs). Clopidogrel is in a class of drugs called antiplatelet prescriptions. It works by forestalling platelets (a sort of platelet) from gathering and shaping clumps that may cause a respiratory failure or stroke.

By what method should this medication be utilized? 

Clopidogrel comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is normally taken once per day with or without food. Take clopidogrel at around a similar time each day. Follow the headings on your medicine mark cautiously, and ask your primary care physician or drug specialist to clarify any part you don't comprehend. Take clopidogrel precisely as coordinated. Try not to take pretty much of it or take it more regularly than endorsed by your primary care physician.

Clopidogrel will help forestall significant issues with your heart and veins just as long as you take the prescription. Keep on taking clopidogrel regardless of whether you feel well. Try not to quit taking clopidogrel without conversing with your PCP. On the off chance that you quit taking clopidogrel, there is a higher hazard that you may have a coronary episode or stroke. In the event that you have a stent, there is additionally a higher hazard that you could build up a blood coagulation in the stent in the event that you quit taking clopidogrel too early.

Different utilizations for this medication 

Clopidogrel is likewise now and then used to forestall blood clusters in individuals with atrial fibrillation (a condition where the heart pulsates unpredictably). Converse with your primary care physician about the potential dangers of utilizing this medicine for your condition.

This prescription might be recommended for different utilizations; approach your PCP or drug specialist for more data.

What exceptional precautionary measures would it be a good idea for me to follow? 

Before taking clopidogrel, 

tell your primary care physician and drug specialist on the off chance that you are sensitive to clopidogrel, prasugrel (Effient), ticlopidine (Ticlid), some other prescriptions, or any fixing in clopidogrel tablets. Ask your drug specialist or check the Medication Guide for a rundown of the fixings.

mention to your PCP and drug specialist what other solution and nonprescription meds, nutrients, wholesome enhancements, and natural items you are taking or plan to take. Make certain to make reference to any of the accompanying: anticoagulants ('blood thinners, for example, warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven); headache medicine and other nonsteroidal calming drugs (NSAIDs, for example, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), and naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn); cilostazol; esomeprazole (Nexium); etravirine (Intelence); omeprazole (Prilosec, Prilosec OTC, Zegerid); repaglinide (Prandin, in Prandimet); specific serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs, for example, citalopram (Celexa), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem, in Symbyax), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), and sertraline (Zoloft); and particular serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs, for example, desvenlafaxine (Khedezla, Pristiq), duloxetine (Cymbalta), sibutramine (not, at this point accessible in the U.S.; Meridia), and venlafaxine (Effexor). Your primary care physician may need to change the portions of your drugs or screen you cautiously for reactions.

tell your primary care physician in the event that you have draining ulcers (wounds in the coating of the stomach or small digestive tract that are dying), seeping in the cerebrum, or whatever other condition that causes extreme dying. Your PCP may reveal to you that you ought not take clopidogrel.

tell your primary care physician in the event that you have as of late been harmed and on the off chance that you have or have ever had liver or kidney illness or any condition that may cause dying, including stomach issues, for example, ulcers and certain eye issues.

tell your primary care physician in the event that you are pregnant, plan to get pregnant, or are bosom taking care of. In the event that you become pregnant while taking clopidogrel, call your primary care physician.

in the event that you are having medical procedure, including dental medical procedure, tell the specialist or dental specialist that you are taking clopidogrel. Your primary care physician may instruct you to quit taking clopidogrel at any rate 5 days before your medical procedure to evade over the top seeping during medical procedure. Your primary care physician will reveal to you when to begin taking clopidogrel again after your medical procedure.

you should realize that you may drain more effectively or for a more extended time than expected while you are taking clopidogrel. Be mindful so as not to cut or hurt yourself while you are taking clopidogrel.

What exceptional dietary guidelines would it be a good idea for me to follow?

Except if your PCP reveals to you in any case, proceed with your typical eating regimen.

What would it be a good idea for me to do in the event that I overlook a portion?

Accept the missed portion when you recall it. In any case, on the off chance that it is nearly an ideal opportunity for the following portion, avoid the missed portion and proceed with your standard dosing plan. Try not to take a twofold portion to compensate for a missed one.

What reactions can this prescription reason? 

Clopidogrel may cause symptoms. Tell your primary care physician if any of these indications are serious or don't leave: 

extreme tiredness

cerebral pain




stomach torment

looseness of the bowels


Some reactions can be not kidding. On the off chance that you experience any of the accompanying side effects, call your primary care physician right away: 




trouble breathing or gulping

expanding of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, lower legs, or lower legs


dark and dawdle stools

red blood in stools

bleeding upchuck

upchuck that appears as though espresso beans

unordinary draining or wounding

pink or earthy colored pee

slow or troublesome discourse

shortcoming or deadness of an arm or a leg

changes in vision


brevity of breath

quick heartbeat

fair skin

purple fixes or seeping under the skin


yellowing of the skin or eyes


Clopidogrel may cause opposite reactions. Call your primary care physician in the event that you have any uncommon issues while taking this drug.

On the off chance that you experience a genuine reaction, you or your PCP may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program on the web ( or by telephone (1-800-332-1088).

What would it be advisable for me to think about capacity and removal of this drug?

Keep this medicine in the compartment it came in, firmly shut, and far from kids. Store it at room temperature and away from abundance warmth and dampness (not in the restroom).

Unneeded prescriptions ought to be discarded in exceptional manners to guarantee that pets, kids, and others can't devour them. Be that as it may, you ought not flush this drug down the latrine. Rather, the most ideal approach to discard your drug is through a medication reclaim program. Converse with your drug specialist or contact your nearby trash/reusing office to find out about reclaim programs in your locale. See the FDA's Safe Disposal of Medicines site ( for more data on the off chance that you don't approach a reclaim program.

It is essential to keep all medicine far out and reach of youngsters the same number of holders, (for example, week by week pill minders and those for eye drops, creams, patches, and inhalers) are not kid safe and small kids can open them without any problem. To shield small kids from harming, consistently lock wellbeing tops and quickly place the prescription in a protected area – one that is up into the clouds and out of their sight and reach.

If there should be an occurrence of crisis/overdose

If there should be an occurrence of overdose, call the toxic substance control helpline at 1-800-222-1222. Data is likewise accessible online at In the event that the casualty has crumpled, had a seizure, experiences difficulty breathing, or can't be stirred, promptly call crisis administrations at 911.

Indications of overdose may incorporate the accompanying:

bizarre wounding or dying

What other data would it be advisable for me to know?

Keep all meetings with your primary care physician.

Try not to let any other individual take your prescription. Ask your drug specialist any inquiries you have about reordering your medicine.

It is significant for you to keep a composed rundown of the entirety of the remedy and nonprescription (over-the-counter) drugs you are taking, just as any items, for example, nutrients, minerals, or other dietary enhancements. You ought to carry this rundown with you each time you visit a specialist or in the event that you are admitted to a medical clinic. It is likewise significant data to convey with you if there should be an occurrence of crises.

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